This whole ‘hacking’ thing got really out of hand. Hackers’ next victim was BioWare, as the company announced yesterday that their forums got hacked. According to an email we got from BioWare’s Aaryn Flynn, the company took appropriate steps to protect their consumers’ data and launched a thorough ongoing evaluation of the breach.
“We have determined that no credit card data was compromised from the servers, nor did we ever have or store sensitive data like social security numbers. Our investigation shows that information such as user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, names, phone numbers, CD keys and birth dates from these forum accounts on the system may have been compromised, as well as other information (if any) that you may have associated with your EA Account”
Both BioWare and EA take the security of their customers’ information very seriously. The company also regrets for the inconvenience that they might have caused to their customers.
Players should also be aware of any suspicious emails or account activity and report any suspicious emails and account activity, especially after yesterday’s incidents.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”